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Highlights of 2006

Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Germany

Berliner Gespräche: Debate with Professor Hans-Werner Sinn, President of the Ifo-Institut in Munich

"The Future of Work? — Of What We Live and For What We Work"

Berlin, Germany, 7 March 2006

Mr. Rifkin was the honored guest of Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, at the Berliner Gespräche, on March 7, 2006. The Chancellor hosted a debate between Mr. Rifkin and Professor Hans-Werner Sinn, Germany's leading neo-liberal economist, on "The Future of Work". In his remarks, Mr. Rifkin suggested that Germany and other countries around the world begin to rethink the nature of work, itself, in an increasingly automated global economy. Mr. Rifkin outlined a series of proposals for creating new kinds of employment opportunities in the first half of the 21st century.

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World Hydrogen Energy (WHEC) 2006 Conference

Closing Plenary Lecture, Lyon Convention Centre:

"Making the Transition to the Third Industrial Revolution and a New Hydrogen Energy Era"

Lyon, France, 16 June 2006

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European Year of Workers' Mobility: Launch Conference

"Workers' Mobility: A Right, An Option, An Opportunity?"

Brussels, Belgium, 20 February 2006

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European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

A debate with National Parliaments of the 25 Member States: "How to Raise Growth in the Euro Area?"

Brussels, Belgium, 21 February 2006

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Intelligence 2006 Global Conference on the World, Europe, and Italy

Keynote Address and Participation in "Energy Challenge" Debate with European Commissioner for Competition, Neelie Kroes, and EU Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs

Villa d'Este, Cernobbio, Italy, 2 September 2006

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7th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

"Atoms for Peace or for War?"
"Charter for a Non-Violent World"

Keynote Address

Rome, Italy, 18 November 2006

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WDR Europa Forum 2006

Evening Keynote Address: Strategies for a New EU Policy - Europe's Dream and Reality
Federal Foreign Office

Berlin, Germany, 9 May 2006

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New Europe Organization

Public Lecture and Dialogue with Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller
Danish Foreign Ministry: "A Citizens' Europe"

Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 April 2006

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Umanotera Civil Society Conference

Meeting with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa
Ljubljana National Hall: "The Role of Civil Society in the Future Development of Slovenia"

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 15 May 2006

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Featured Lectures

Highlights of 2006


Annual Conference

Speech topic: "The European Dream: Why the European Economic and Social Models are Essential to Sustainable Global Development"

Stockholm, Sweden, 10 January 2006


Speakers Series:  Looking at the World of Tomorrow

Speech topic:  "What is the 21st Century Dream?  What Impact Does it Have on the Financial Services Industry?"

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 10 May 2006

Munich Re Group 

Munich Management Symposium 2006

Speech topic: “Solutions to the Global Energy Crisis”

Munich, Germany, 9 June 2006

Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW)

International EnBW Climate Congress: Changing Climate- Facts, Impacts, Perspectives

Speech Topic: “Hydrogen Revolution and Urban Living”

Berlin, Germany, 21 September 2006

Hewitt Associates

Conference: The Changing World

Speech Topic: "The European Dream and Future of Healthcare"

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7 July 2006

Baker Tilly International

Baker Tilly World Conference

Speech Topic: “Planning for the Third Industrial Revolution:  Rethinking Energy Policy for the Next State of Globalization”

Washington, DC, 17 October 2006

Siemens S.p.A.

Siemens Italia Business Conference 2006

Speech Topic: “Demographic Change and Urbanization”

Milan, Italy, 9 November 2006

United States Cotton Board 

Board of Directors Meeting

Speech Topic: “Future Trends: A Focus on Sustainability”

Savannah, Georgia, 4 December 2006

California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

California Labor Federation Workforce and Economic Development Program

Building Workforce Partnerships Conference 2006:  Building Partnerships to Build Communities

Keynote Speech

San Diego, California, 29 June 2006

The Third Industrial Revolution

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